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Special Agent Anthony Palmisano | United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

Special Agent

Anthony Palmisano

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 8, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: District of Columbia

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Special Agent Anthony Palmisano and Special Agent Edwin Woodriffe were shot and killed in an apartment building on Yuma Street SE in Washington, DC, while attempting to arrest a prison escapee who had robbed a bank earlier in the morning.

The subject had robbed a bank in Prince George's County, Maryland, but was recognized by the teller as being on a wanted poster. The two agents, along with a third agent, were sent to the apartment of the subject's ex-wife in an attempt to locate him. The man exited the woman's apartment and opened fire, killing Agent Palisano and Agent Woodriffe. The third agent returned fire but did not strike the man, who was taken into custody later in the day.

The man was convicted of both murders and sentenced to two life terms in prison.

Agent Palmisano had served with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for one year.

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Special Agent Edwin R. Woodriffe
United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Wednesday, January 8, 1969
Cause: Gunfire

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To Anonymous, November 6 2008 and all those who left a reflection;
My name is Ken Palmisano and Anthony Palmisano was my Uncle Tony, my dad's kid brother. Your prayer has been answered and thank you all so much for keeping his memory alive so many years later. God bless you all, particularly those brave men and women who serve and protect us.

Ken Palmisano
Family
October 29, 2013

 

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